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Open Book: Search Results

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.









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‘Joan of Arc: A History,’ by Helen Castor

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.









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‘Book of Numbers,’ by Joshua Cohen

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A failed novelist is tasked with producing a tech mogul’s memoirs.









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‘The Truth and Other Lies,’ by Sascha Arango

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A best-selling author schemes to conceal his role in murder and literary fraud.









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Anthony Doerr: By the Book

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00
The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” read “The Sheltering Sky” when he was 11 or 12. “I was incredibly blessed, because neither my mother nor the local librarians ever said: ‘This is outside your age range, Tony. You can’t handle this.’”









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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:13
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









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William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









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‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.









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‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes’

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:18
Amid the turmoil that followed the Great War, German artists set out to create a new society.









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ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:21
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.









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Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.









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‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:00
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.









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ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:01
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.









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‘Cy Twombly: Late Paintings 2003-2011,’ by Nela Pavlouskova

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:53
Cy Twombly’s last paintings celebrate his lifelong interest in flowers, Greek mythology, ships and the sea, and lines of enigmatic writing.









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‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 04:00
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.









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‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 04:00
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.









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‘Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century’

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 14:02
Jed Rasula uncovers why Dada didn’t expire along with the isms it either spawned or incorporated.









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For a specially designed page

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:58
For a specially designed page showcasing the first-ever Art Issue of The New York Times Book Review, go here.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Art Issue

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:44
This week, Holland Cotter talks about the contemporary art scene, and Jonathon Keats discusses two new books about art theft and forgeries.









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